Peterborough’s favourite Dame Michael Cross back in panto with old Key pal

Michael Cross who is appearing in Dick Whittington & His Cat at Oundle
Michael Cross who is appearing in Dick Whittington & His Cat at Oundle
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Former Key Theatre favourite Michael Cross will don his best frock once more as he returns to the panto stage later this month.

Michael will be reunited with old pal and fellow Key collaborator Simon Aylin in Dick Whittington & His Cat - written and directed by Simon - at the Stahl Theatre in Oundle on Saturday, December 19, and Sunday, December 20.

Simon Aylin who is appearing in Dick Whittington & His Cat at Oundle

Simon Aylin who is appearing in Dick Whittington & His Cat at Oundle

Michael, Peterborough’s dame of dames for almost two decades until a couple of years ago, said: “I loved Simon’s production last year, beautifully staged and full of all the traditional elements that make pantomime such an important part of Christmas.

“The Stahl is a fabulous, intimate venue and provides the perfect setting for a show where audiences play such a vital part of the action.”

Michael plays Sarah the Cook in the show which also stars Louise Russell and Pippa Higgs in the classic story which sees Dick and his loyal cat head off for a rags-to-riches magical pantomime extravaganza

Dick is off to London to seek fame and fortune, but he’ll need your help to cheer, hiss and sing along with him and his lovable sidekick Tommy. Will he defeat the evil King Rat and his terrible gang of vile vermin?

Will he win the love of the beautiful Alice? And will he find the fortune he’s after? With a bellyful of laughs served up by Simple Simon and Sarah the Cook, and a sprinkling of magic dust from Fairy Bowbells, this is one adventure that is guaranteed to be a hit with the whole family.

You can see the show on the Saturday at 4pm and 7pm, and the Sunday at 1pm, 4pm and 7pm.

All tickets are £13.50 (plus a £1 booking fee).